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Pirithous

In Greek mythology, Pirithous was the King of the Lapiths of Larissa in Thessaly. Pirithous was a son of "heavenly" Dia, fathered either by Zeus, he married Hippodamia, daughter of Atrax or Butes, at whose wedding the famous Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs occurred. By his wife, he became the father of one of the Greek leaders during the Trojan War. Peirithous was the close friend of the hero Theseus. According to Homer, Dia had sex with Zeus, disguised as a stallion, gave birth to Pirithous, his best friend was Theseus. In Iliad I, Nestor numbers Pirithous and Theseus "of heroic fame" among an earlier generation of heroes of his youth, "the strongest men that Earth has bred, the strongest men against the strongest enemies, a savage mountain-dwelling tribe whom they utterly destroyed". No trace of such an oral tradition, which Homer's listeners would have recognized in Nestor's allusion, survived in literary epic. In disjointed episodes that have survived, Pirithous had heard rumors about Theseus' courage and strength in battle but he wanted proof.

He rustled Theseus' herd of cattle from Marathon, Theseus set out to pursue him. Pirithous took up arms and the pair met became so impressed by each other they took an oath of friendship, they were among the company of heroes that hunted the Calydonian Boar, another mythic theme, well known to Homer's listeners. Pirithous was set to marry Hippodamia, their offspring being Polypoetes; the centaurs were guests at the party, but they got drunk and tried to abduct the women, including Hippodamia, carried off by the intoxicated centaur Eurytion or Eurytus. The Lapiths won the Centauromachy, a favorite motif of Greek art. Hippodamia died shortly after Polypoetes' birth, after which Pirithous went to visit Theseus at Athens only to discover that Theseus' own wife, was dead, thus and Theseus pledged to carry off daughters of Zeus. Pirithous chose a more dangerous prize: Persephone herself, they left Helen with Theseus' mother, Aethra, at Aphidnae, traveled to the underworld. When they stopped to rest, they found themselves unable to stand up from the rock as they saw the Furies appear before them.

Other accounts say that Pirithous was overcome by a horde of Furies, dragged off to eternal punishment. Heracles freed Theseus from the stone, he had committed too great a crime for wanting the wife of one of the great gods as his own bride. By the time Theseus returned to Athens, the Dioscuri had taken Helen back to Sparta; the rescue of Theseus and Pirithous acquired a humorous tone in the realm of Attic comedy, in which Heracles attempted to free them from the rock to which they had been bound together in the Underworld. He left behind his buttocks attached to the rocks. Due to this Theseus came to be called hypolispos, meaning "with hinder parts rubbed smooth." This may have been a invention. Pirithous was worshiped at Athens, along with Theseus, as a hero. Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica.

Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888-1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library. Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A. T. Murray, Ph. D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library. Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A. T. Murray, PH. D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website. Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W. H. S. Jones, Litt. D. and H. A. Ormerod, M. A. in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.

Online version at the Perseus Digital Library Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library. Pliny the Elder, The Natural History. John Bostock, M. D. F. R. S. H. T. Riley, Esq. B. A. London. Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1855. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia. Karl Friedrich Theodor Mayhoff. Lipsiae. Teubner. 1906. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library. Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Dig

Boothwyn, Pennsylvania

Boothwyn is a census-designated place in Delaware County, United States. The population was 4,933 at the 2010 census, down from 5,206 at the 2000 census; the census estimation for population circa 2019 is 6,115. The Chichester Friends Meeting, organized in 1682, with the current building constructed in 1769, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bill Haley, who pioneered Rock n' Roll with Bill Haley & His Comets, was a long-time resident of Boothwyn. Local Favorite and Pennsylvania Amish Market "Booth's Corner" is within the Bounds of Boothwyn, built at the corner of the old land holdings of Edwin Booth, who gives the building and Boothwyn its name. Boothwyn is located in southwestern Delaware County at 39°50′6″N 75°26′40″W, in the southern part of Upper Chichester Township; the CDP contains the unincorporated communities of Gardendale. Boothwyn is 6 miles southwest of Chester and 10 miles northeast of Delaware. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.25 square miles, all of it land.

The Boothwyn and Ogden fire companies are located in Boothwyn. Boothwyn is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the area attend Boothwyn Elementary School or Hilltop School, Chichester Middle School, or Chichester High School. Secondary Education: Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. Www.chromeinstitute.net As of the census of 2000, there were 5,206 people, 2,047 households, 1,367 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,236.1 people per square mile. There were 2,126 housing units at an average density of 1,729.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.70% White, 6.13% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.11% of the population. There were 2,047 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.2% were non-families.

26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, 9.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12. In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,433, the median income for a family was $60,096. Males had a median income of $41,793 versus $29,962 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,811. About 6.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. Bill Haley and Roll musician Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, NFL player

Jeff Hughes (fighter)

Jeff Hughes is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2014, he has fought in the Legacy Fighting Alliance, where is a former heavyweight champion. Hughes was raised in Canton South, Ohio, he wrestled in high school. He turned to MMA after he graduated from high school in his hometown Canton, Ohio. After compiling an amateur record of 11-3 from 2007 until 2013, Hughes started his professional MMA career in 2014 and fought under numerous organizations, notably Legacy Fighting Alliance where he was the Heavyweight Champion twice, he amassed a record of 9-1 before competing in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2, Episode 6. Hughes appeared in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2, Episode 6 web-series program on July 24, 2018, facing Josh Appelt, he won the fight via unanimous decision. With this win, Hughes was awarded a contract with UFC. Hughes made his UFC debut on March 2019 at UFC on ESPN + 4 against Daniel Spitz.

However, Spitz pulled out of the fight in February citing injury and he was replaced by Maurice Greene. He lost the fight via a split decision. Hughes faced Todd Duffee on September 14, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 16; the bout ended in the first round as a no contest due to an accidental eye poke that rendered Duffee unable to continue. Hughes faced Raphael Pessoa on October 26, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 20, he lost the fight via unanimous decision. Hughes is expected to face promotional newcomer Carlos Felipe on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 170. Legacy Fighting Alliance Legacy Fighting Alliance Heavyweight Champion vs. Richard Odoms and Maurice Greene List of current UFC fighters List of male mixed martial artists Jeff Hughes at UFC Professional MMA record for Jeff Hughes from Sherdog